Family cohesion and conflict in an American Indian community

Nicolette I. Teufel-Shone, Lisa Staten, Sandra Irwin, Ulrike Rawiel, Andrea B. Bravo, Sharon Waykayuta

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Abstract

Objective: To assess the feasibility of using a portion of the Family Environment Scale (FES) with American Indian families and to describe the mean family profile exhibited by one Native community. Methods: The cohesion, expressiveness, conflict and active-recreational orientation subscales of the FES were administered to 130 adults, representing 65 families. Results: Mean responses reveal a pattern of average levels of cohesion and expressiveness, concurrent with high levels of family conflict. Conclusions: Outcomes illustrate the feasibility and utility of this scale in assessing and guiding health promotion services within Native communities. Results suggest Native families have a distinctive family profile.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-422
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume29
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • American Indian
  • Family
  • FES scale
  • Social environment

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Leadership and Management

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Teufel-Shone, N. I., Staten, L., Irwin, S., Rawiel, U., Bravo, A. B., & Waykayuta, S. (2005). Family cohesion and conflict in an American Indian community. American Journal of Health Behavior, 29(5), 413-422.

Family cohesion and conflict in an American Indian community. / Teufel-Shone, Nicolette I.; Staten, Lisa; Irwin, Sandra; Rawiel, Ulrike; Bravo, Andrea B.; Waykayuta, Sharon.

In: American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 29, No. 5, 09.2005, p. 413-422.

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Teufel-Shone, NI, Staten, L, Irwin, S, Rawiel, U, Bravo, AB & Waykayuta, S 2005, 'Family cohesion and conflict in an American Indian community', American Journal of Health Behavior, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 413-422.
Teufel-Shone NI, Staten L, Irwin S, Rawiel U, Bravo AB, Waykayuta S. Family cohesion and conflict in an American Indian community. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2005 Sep;29(5):413-422.
Teufel-Shone, Nicolette I. ; Staten, Lisa ; Irwin, Sandra ; Rawiel, Ulrike ; Bravo, Andrea B. ; Waykayuta, Sharon. / Family cohesion and conflict in an American Indian community. In: American Journal of Health Behavior. 2005 ; Vol. 29, No. 5. pp. 413-422.
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